The Afghan, Iraqi & now Pakistan invasions have been fought by hired mercenaries, which used to go by the name of Blackwater, now known as Xe Services LLC In many cases their employees are exempt from normal laws. The stories of their rape & murders of civilians, which are not widely publicised by the western media, are often horrific. They were kicked out of Iraq for the crimes of employees!…

FREE GAMES DRAW! I play, & in turn, buy, far too many games. Xbox 360 ones in particular. So I’m going to give some away! For starters, once I reach 100 followers on this sites twitter account #GamerGeekNews, I’ll draw a tweeter, who has retweeted any of my posts & a game at random from my collection. All I ask is for a photo to be returned from the recipient…

I’m quite frustrated about this release, as I usually am by all Call of Duty map pack releases which are done 3 months before the release of the next title in the series. The profit margins are huge! Game releases ~$120 nzd 3 map packs ~$20 nzd * 3 = $180 bucks Ok, I do put many hours in, but surely I’d get more hours per map if they were…

… the turntables 🙂 But in browser terms, for a long time it’s been Mozilla’s Firefox. So while listening to the above mix (dj masturbation), here’re the destructions to install the latest (html5 capable!) Firefox 5 to Ubuntu

I’m to use this post to track the prices of console games in New Zealand, compared with the rest of the civilised World. I have an idea that they’re overpriced due to lack of stores… lets see what my web research shows For my 1st example I’m to use Child Of Eden, as it just released today & no store in Auckland has seen it! I’ll show the list price…

AS you may have guessed I’m a gadget collector, usually more expensive & useless the better. I’m justifying why I acquired a kinect at launch, when there were no decent titles (it’s true!) and no actual footage of upcoming games (the Star Wars on stage demo doesn’t count as it was acted out). So I installed software on my Linux box, that could mimic what the xbox does with the…

I had the 1st 2 comments on the blog today… however they were spam. Nevertheless, it means I must be now listed by search engines 🙂 Site now more established & with the interested & stumblers comes the spam. So here’s my spam declaration, anything left as a comment to this post will be left. Let’s see what this experiment shows. 1st one to spam after declaration… I’m to collect…

Ever since my early teens I’ve been an avid fan of the Street Fighter series. Too many college lectures were missed as I was in situ at my local arcade playing SSFii or some bootleg Hyper version. (Remember the fireballs that would bounce across the screen?) 70 British pounds I paid for an extremely rare import copy of the first Sega Megadrive (aka Genesis) console. I then had to wait…

I’m very much not a graphical person but when forced to dabble in any kind of image manipulation have always tried to use The GIMP, over any commercial offerings. Just this afternoon I’ve spent some time trying to make the background of a very simple image transparent. The image is a filled shape on a white background. I wanted the white background to be transparent. I think I’ve finally found…